SOM-FFC84A: Post medieval coin: three farthings of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-FFC84A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post medieval silver three farthings of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dated to AD 1561 on coin. Initial mark pheon. Minted at London. North (1991:135) no.2002. The edges are chipped and ragged, possibly from original poor striking.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1561
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.22 g
Diameter: 12.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd December 2015 - Wednesday 23rd December 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 016971

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three farthings
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threefarthings: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2002)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left, rose behind date
Obverse inscription: E [D G] ROSA SINE . SPINA
Reverse description: Square topped shield with date above, 15/61 on long cross fourchee dividing the legend.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/[TAS / LON/]DON
Initial mark: Pheon
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: West Somerset (District)
To be known as: Williton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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